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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The Main Street Building, which contained John Dudley's Dry Goods Store, a bank, and a drugstore.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Stereograph views of a school building with children gathered outside.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of a Methodist Episcopal church with children and adults lined up outside.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State College.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Map of Wisconsin, Pierce County.

Date: 1868 

Description: Stereograph view of the levee, with buildings in the background.

Date: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye map of River Falls.

Date: 1985-01-28 

Description: Farm family youth demonstrates to call awareness to the economic problems facing the family farm.

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Main Street

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Main Street.

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Description: Billhead of J.H. Smith, a dealer in stoves, hardware, tinware, paints and oils, from Ellsworth, Wisconsin, with an array of hardware, including tools, silv...

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Fortune's Car

Date: 1928 

Description: George Fortune of River Falls sitting in his new car, with his dog in the back seat.

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Description: Interior view of the State Normal School Library in River Falls. Below the image it reads: "Beautiful New Library, State Normal School, River Falls, Wiscon...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: State Normal School.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

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Canty House

Date: 1938 

Description: View of the Thomas Canty house.

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Harrisburg Church

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Exterior view of church. Unknown County, it is most likely near Maiden Rock, Pierce County. There are long hills in the background.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View looking down Main Street with the St. Leon Hotel visible on the right.

Date: 1938-07 

Description: Grasshopper bait mixing station at Ellsworth.

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